The event will be at La Grua Center
32 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378
We will have chairs and a limited number of tables available.
Masks are optional.
Major Jackson is the author of six collections of poetry: Razzle Dazzle: New & Selected Poems; The Absurd Man; Roll Deep; Holding Company; Hoops; and Leaving Saturn, which was awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. His poems and essays have appeared in AGNI, American Poetry Review, Callaloo, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, and in Best American Poetry. He served as guest editor of Best American Poetry in 2019. Jackson is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress.
Paul Hellweg is a full-time freelance writer who has published twelve books and several hundred other works, including more than 250 poems. His first book of poetry, Ode to a Drunken Muse, was published by Alien Buddha Press in 2019.His book of collected Viet Nam poems, When Eagles Vie with Valkyries, is being published by Main Street Rag Press in Spring 2024.
Hellweg’s nonfiction books include the million-selling American Heritage® Children’s Thesaurus, and his short fiction has appeared in the North American Review, Asimov’s, and a variety of other journals & magazines. If interested, more of his work can be seen at www.PaulHellweg.com and www.VietnamWarPoetry.com
Lucas Neil is an accomplished singer/songwriter from Milton, New York who landed in coastal Rhode Island and has since been building a grassroots following with his intimate and captivating live performances, filled with poetry and passion. Much anticipation surrounds the fall release of his debut studio album "Lovers and Loners" produced by Westerly's own Glenn Thomas. Neil was described in Sound Waves Magazine as a 'rising young talent with an old soul', has appeared as a featured artist in New London's Friday Night Folk series and has performed alongside esteemed poets Coleman Barks and Lisa Starr. Notable performances on the horizon for Lucas include sets at the Hartbeat Music Festival, Rhode Island Folk Fest, and the High Nine Music Fest. He will perform with Olivia Charlotte as Undercover Cameo at The Knick's main stage in April.